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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 9, 2014 9:18pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: just another post on this board...re: Ferrania, Night Owls, and TV commercials

I may have to get a 35mm camera again, just to play with Ferrania film. Incidentally, Ferrania film was re-packaged and distributed in the US under the 3M label back when I was using it. I could post a photo or two just to show the purple tone I mentioned, except it's too far off topic.

I've been a "night owl" since I was 12, and used to stay up all night reading, and listening to distant AM radio broadcasts from stations several states away, or even from Canada and Mexico. Back then we only got 3 TV stations, and they all signed off the air no later than 1:00 am (usually with that wonderful "High Flight" film clip).

TV commercials don't run very long and are often quite amusing, so that may help explain their increasing popularity. That, and the DEcreasing attention span of much of the populace, especially in this era of lightning-fast editing of movies and shows, etc. Most YouTube videoblogs or "vlogs" and such don't last more than a few minutes, and even if they do, the stats seem to indicate that most viewers only watch the first several seconds, get bored, and then move on to the next video. I like a variety of things on the video section of the Archive, but most often watch the sci-fi and film noir b-movies and half-hour drama anthology shows.

This post was modified by cosmico on 2014-01-10 05:18:19